When I was a teenager, my altar consisted of sticks, stones, a candle, a black headscarf, and my favorite books on a wee shelf by my bed. In college, I gave up the shelf and wrapped everything in the headscarf. While in the Marine Corps, my altar took different shapes: four stones, a 13-inch length of green 550 parachute cord and a tiny bottle of rosemary oil; then I added candles and incense and put everything in an ammunition can; by the time I left the Corps, my witchy things filled a grenade box.
Today, my altar spreads its arms around an entire room. And it grows, and grows, and grows… The latest additions to my witchy treasure are five stones from my dear Stacy of Magic Love Crow. I’ve set them on top of the grenade that now holds my seasonal witchy bits. Aren’t they precious? Thank you, Stacy. I love my sparklies. And just so you know, the purple one has tight a hold on me ;-)
|This one is totally for Gina. Can you see where I put the Blue John Crystal and the water?|
Like I said before, my altar has claimed the room. This bit flanks the main altar wall. I received the fluffy bird sketch from Katy Magee, the author of Diary of Bones. She is a fighter who has been working on re-spreading her wings. I love the idea of a her drawing a bird. I set the sketch near a gift (the figurine) I got from one of the strongest women I’ve ever known, in hope that their energies will meet; also because I like looking at the bird while I write. Katy, you rock... and fly!
This sparkly mushroom was a gift from Incipient Wings. The artist was running a giveaway, which I didn’t win. So how did you get the mushroom, Wickedest Witch of Them All? Easy, she was feeling thankful (and sparkly) so she wanted to put a smile on the faces of everyone who stopped by to say hello. I like smiles, so thanks a bunch. Now I have my first ornament for this year’s Autumn Equinox tree ;-)
And this is the center of my altar. I need to hand-craft some delicious (red, black and glittery) shelves on fill those two spaces at the top. Yep, the bits of witchy delight seem to be climbing up the wall.